Most Christians have very poor theology concerning death and dying. This article is a short attempt to rectify that.
The following article addresses the issues of death theology, known to theologians as thanatology. This article will establish two sound guiding principles using relevant data that support a clear and compelling definition of death from the perspective of one educated in pastoral thanatology. The basis of scripture will be founded on two passages from the book Romans and First Corinthians. These two passages, when exegeted correctly, give a solid perspective of biblical thanatology.
But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he…
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